Renate Munari was born in Vienna, Austria where she studied medicine. She moved to Canada in '76, had her own Clinic in Halifax where she practiced medicine as a board certified internal medicine physician.
She married a Swiss in 1990 and moved to the USA in 1994. She practiced in Kansas, Wisconsin and the last 3 years in Sneedville, TN. She retired in 2011 and now spends her time with her husband looking after the farm where they have a bunch of animals.
Catherine Groff moved here to Tennessee in 2006 from Guilford, Ct. She is an Army Veteran and is the Vice commander of the American Legion in Rogersville, Tn. She lives with her spouse, many cats, and one dog. She always had animals growing up. After retiring from retail years ago, she raised her family and many pets while helping animals in any way she could. After moving to a house with a feral cat in the neighborhood, she has trapped and spayed many more. When she met Beat The Heat, she wanted to help. She transports dogs and cats to low cost spay/neuter clinics, meeting lots of great animal owners and volunteers. When asked to be on the Board of Directors, she accepted very graciously.